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Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, singer, songwriter and dancer. He was born in Houston, Texas. He had starred in many big-time and well-known Hollywood movies, including Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Red Dawn and Point Break. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008 and died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 57. He was married to Lisa Niemi from 1975 and until his death. The couple owned a horse ranch in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Swayze did not have children.